FAB 50: Week 10 National Football Rankings

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Adoree’ Jackson has put two straight big games together to lead Serra (Calif.), who moves up to No. 18.

Some new teams get chosen for the FAB 50 each week by simply dominating all of the rankings and all of their opposition within a particular state.

There are many other teams, though, that get the nod for having what we refer to as a quality loss. This is a loss that came in a close game against an opponent that has risen to the top 10 or higher.

For this week’s FAB 50, one team in the domination category would be Eden Prairie of Minnesota. The Eagles have won two straight Class 4A state titles and appear to be on track for a third. They’ve won every game in an 8-0 start by at least 14 points. They went into this week’s FAB 50 at No. 46.

Two teams in the quality loss category would be new No. 43 Cedar Hill of Texas and new No. 49 Serra of San Mateo, Calif. (not to be confused with No. 18 Serra of Gardena, Calif.).

Cedar Hill actually has two quality losses and although those two losses – 39-20 to No. 2 Allen and 47-20 No. 4 DeSoto – weren’t that close, when you compare them to other wins by Allen and DeSoto, they’re not bad. The Longhorns also have rung up some quality wins and are coming off a 2012 season in which they played in the Class 5A Division II state finals.

Serra’s quality loss came in its first game and it easily could have been a monster win. The Padres hosted Northern California super power De La Salle of Concord (now No. 5 in the FAB 50) and had the Spartans on the ropes at 14-7 in the fourth quarter. After a missed field goal, however, De La Salle scored twice and pulled out a 21-14 win. Since then, Serra has shown that coming close to De La Salle has been more about its own team being that good instead of simply providing a wake up call.

In addition to this week’s newcomers, another highlight of the FAB 50 is previous No. 11 Manatee of Florida rising to No. 9 after its 28-24 win over previous No. 10 University School. The Hurricanes could play No. 13 Miramar in the Class 8A state playoffs, but will not be able to take a crack at either No. 1 Booker T. Washington (Class 4A) or No. 3 Miami Central (Class 6A).

Note: See the Student Sports FAB 50 Regional Rankings for bubble teams that might be going in next. Those rankings will be posted on Tuesdays during the season.

Here are this week’s rankings:

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1.Booker T. Washington (Miami, Fla.) 9-0
With several starters, including Florida State commit Treon Harris and Miami pledge Demetrius Jackson, resting due to injury, the Tornadoes didn't miss a beat in a 41-14 rout of Miami Norland . Junior Malik Atkins subbed for Harris and passed for 230 yards and three TDs while racing for 65 yards and a fourth score on the ground. Booker T. closes out the regular season on Friday versus 1-7 Miami Edison.
2.Allen (Allen, Texas) 8-0
Arizona State commit Christian Sam returned an interception 40 yards for a TD early in the fourth quarter to give Allen a three-score lead on the way to an eventual 49-26 win over McKinney Boyd (4-4). Kyler Murray also passed for 330 yards and four TDs with two rushing scores in the win. The Eagles host 3-5 McKinney on Friday.
3.Miami Central (Miami, Fla.) 7-1
In a wild game that was delayed a half an hour because the Rockets had to go back to its campus to get white uniforms instead of the grey ones they showed up in, Central scored the game's final 42 points after spotting Carol City an 18-6 lead in a 48-18 victory. Miami pledge Joseph Yearby led the onslaught, rushing for 212 yards and three TDs while also throwing a 51-yard scoring strike. Central is off this week before closing the regular season with a showdown versus FAB 50 No. 19 University School on Nov. 9.
4.Desoto (Desoto, Texas) 8-0
Recent TCU commit Desmon White had another monster outing last Friday, accounting for 546 yards of offense and six scores in a 55-29 rout of Duncanville. Oklahoma State pledge Chris Lacy added 210 yards receiving and caught three of White's four scoring passes. DeSoto plays next at Grand Prairie on Friday.
5.De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) 8-0
The starters were done by the second quarter of the Spartans’ 63-14 win against Amador Valley of Pleasanton. QB Chris Williams had two TD passes while RB Anthony Talaugon had 91 yards rushing and three scores. De La Salle plays Monte Vista of Danville on Friday and will be going for its 35th consecutive win.
6.St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) 8-0
The Braves became a bigger favorite for this Friday’s showdown with previous FAB 50 No. 28 Mater Dei of Santa Ana due to their own 48-7 win over JSerra of San Juan Capistrano coupled with Mater Dei’s upset loss to Santa Margarita. Sometimes, though, such a matchup can create more pressure, not less on the favored team.
7.Hoover (Hoover, Ala.) 9-0
The Bucs put together an impressive 41-0 win against Tuscaloosa County on ESPNU. Hoover continues to prove it has one of the nation’s premier defenses, holding Tuscaloosa County to just 59 total yards, giving an improving Jack Hutcheson the opportunity to move the ball. The senior QB went 14 for 17 for 220 yards and three TDs. Up next is a Happy Halloween matchup Thursday at Opelika.
8.Katy (Katy, Texas) 8-0
Sophomore Kyle Porter ran for 198 yards and four scores as Katy easily dispatched winless Strake Jesuit 49-7 last Saturday. Katy Cinco Ranch, which has lost only to FAB 50 No. 29 North Shore, is up next on Saturday for the District 19-5A title.
9.

2

Manatee (Bradenton, Fla.) 9-0
The Hurricanes withstood an early knockout attempt from previous FAB 50 No. 10 University School last Friday, trailing 21-0 in the first quarter and 24-7 in the third quarter before storming back to win a 28-24 thriller. Josh Meyers found Kelvin McKnight from two yards out on fourth-and-goal for the game-deciding score with 6:07 left. Manatee will close out the regular season Friday versus 4-4 Palm Harbor University.
10.

1


Bellevue (Bellevue, Wash.) 8-0
Despite pushing their win streak to 48 games and tying the state record for consecutive wins with a 38-7 triumph over Liberty of Renton, the Wolverines had to drop a spot this week behind Manatee. Bellevue will look to break the all-time Washington record for consecutive wins when it takes on Mercer Island on Friday.
11.

1


Mountain Pointe (Phoenix, Ariz.) 9-0
The Pride did not play last week and will return Friday to face Dobson of Mesa on the road. In its two previous games, Mountain Pointe has won 31-0 and 63-0.
12.

1


Mallard Creek (Charlotte, N.C.) 9-0
A.L. Brown of Kannapolis gave Mallard Creek its best shot, but the state’s No. 1 team broke loose in the second half for a 49-7 win. DB Nafees Lyon had three drive-killing interceptions and a 41-yard kickoff return to lead Mallard Creek. The Mavericks travel Friday to meet Robinson of Concord.
13.

2


Miramar (Miramar, Fla.) 9-0
The Patriots’ defense was dominant once again Friday, holding Cypress Bay to 112 yards and forcing six turnovers, one a fumble that was returned for a score, in an easy 38-2 victory. Miramar will host 3-6 Cooper City on Friday in its regular season finale.
14.
Ensworth (Nashville, Tenn.) 8-0
Even without leading rusher D’Andre Ferby, Ensworth got the job done in a 16-9 win over Baylor of Chattanooga. The Tigers trailed at halftime 9-0, but two interceptions set up the go-ahead touchdown and a late field goal. They have another test to pass on Friday with a trip to play Brentwood Academy.
15.

1


St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) 7-1
Pitt commit Wade Freebeck passed for 246 yards and three scores in the first half as the Raiders rolled past Hollywood Hills 47-7. Plantation (7-1) is up next on Friday. Like Aquinas, Plantation’s only loss is to No. 13 Miramar.
16.

1


Jenks (Jenks, Okla.) 8-0
Cameron Booty ran for 110 yards and three scores all in the first quarter as the Trojans trampled Muskogee 56-14. Jenks as a team also ran for 366 yards and eight scores. A visit to 6-2 Bixby on Friday is up next for the Trojans.
17.

1


Folsom (Folsom, Calif.) 8-0
While QB Jake Browning passed for 330 yards and five TDs, the wealth got spread out much more when the Bulldogs trampled Sheldon of Sacramento 80-27 last Friday. Sophomore Tre Green rushed nine times for 143 yards and two scores while Cole Thompson scored on a 80-yard kickoff return. Folsom hosts Ponderosa of Shingle Springs on Friday.
18.

1


Serra (Gardena, Calif.) 8-0
Adoree’ Jackson turned heads once again with a 105-yard interception return in Serra’s 45-14 rout of Los Angeles Cathedral. QB Jalen Greene also went 7-for-7 and had three TD passes. The Cavaliers meet unbeaten St. Francis of La Canada in this week’s game on Friday.
19.

9


University School (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) 7-1
The 28-24 loss to Manatee snapped U-School's state-best 19-game winning streak. Elite 11 MVP Sean White passed for 380 yards and two scores in the loss. The closeness of the game plus the fact that the Suns still have FAB 50 No. 3 Miami Central on their regular season schedule prevented too much of a drop in this week’s rankings. U-School hosts 8-1 Island Coast on Friday.
20.

1


St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, N.J.) 6-0
The Green Knights distanced themselves from the rest of the state (and possibly the rest of the East) with their 27-14 win over Paramus Catholic. Sherman Alston led the way with 30 carries for 114 yards and one TD. St. Joseph has another tough game Friday against DePaul of Wayne, which is 6-1 with a loss to Paramus but with a win over Don Bosco Prep.
21.

1


Lamar (Houston, Texas) 7-0
SMU commit Darrell Colbert Jr. passed for three TDs and ran for two more as the Redskins scalped Houston Madison 56-7 last Saturday. Houston Bellaire (7-1) visits Lamar this Saturday.
22.

1


Blue Springs (Blue Springs, Mo.) 9-0
The Wildcats had no trouble with previously unbeaten Lee’s Summit and posted a 49-7 win. For the fifth consecutive season, Blue Springs finished with an undefeated conference record and rolls into the state playoffs as the clear-cut frontrunner for another Class 6A state championship. Next up is Lee's Summit North on Friday.
23.

1


Northwestern (Rock Hill, S.C.) 9-0
After going down 8-0 early, Northwestern unleashed their “NASCAR” package, scored 38 unanswered points, and beat York 45-15. Mason Ruldolph continues to excel, but WR Dupree Hart was the star with 10 receptions for 153 yards and three TDs. The Trojans play Friday at Nation Ford of Fort Mill.
24.

1


Colerain (Cincinnati, Ohio) 9-0
The Cardinals extended their Greater Miami Conference win streak to 37 games with a 49-10 road victory at Middletown. RB DeTuan Smith had 177 yards and two TDs on 12 carries and QB Kelvin Cook had 97 yards and two TDs on 10 rushes. Colerain ends its regular season Friday at Oak Hills of Cincinnati.
25.

2


Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.) 8-1
Shuler Bentley had an exceptional night, even by his own standard, to lead Byrnes to a 76-49 shootout win over Mauldin. Bentley was 30 of 39 for 510 yards and nine TDs. The Rebels play next on Friday vs. Dorman.
26.
Cass Tech (Detroit, Mich.) 9-0
With two minutes left and the Technicians holding on to a 20-14 lead against King, their defense sacked the King QB on four straight plays to
secure the victory and win the Detroit PSL title. Junior QB Jayru Campbell threw for 153 yards and one TD. Next up on Friday is Grosse Point South.
27.

3


Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo, Calif.) 8-0
Steven Macke ran back in interception 100 yards for a score while QB Ian Fieber threw three TD passes as the Diablos beat Tesoro of Las Flores 37-7. On Friday, Mission Viejo goes up against 5-3 Trabuco Hills.
28.

3


Brother Rice (Birmingham, Mich.) 9-0
In legendary coach Al Fracassa's last Prep Bowl, Brother Rice held Catholic Central to just 110 yards while piling up 299 yards of offense in a 20-14 win. Steady QB Alex Malzone threw for 165 yards and one TD in the win, which completed an undefeated regular season. Next up on Friday is Groves of Beverly Hills in the opening round of the Division II state playoffs.
29.

1


North Shore (Galena, Texas) 8-0
The Mustangs ran for 251 yards and six TDs in a 46-14 drubbing of Beaumont West Brook (5-3) last Friday. A visit from 5-3 La Porte, who beat North Shore and won the District 21-5A crown a year ago, is on tap for Friday.
30.

6


Colquitt County (Moultrie, Ga.) 7-1
Daniel Mobley scored on a sneak with 3:24 left following a fumble recovery by Colquitt County's special teams to give the Packers a hard-earned 17-10 region victory over Valdosta. The Packers, whose lone loss was at FAB 50 No. 7 Hoover (Ala.), face Coffee of Douglas on Friday.
31.

2


Karr (New Orleans, La.) 6-1
Even without Speedy Noil, Karr came up big on defense in a 35-14 win over Belle Chasse. The Cougar defense forced two interceptions and came up big multiple times for fourth down stops. QB Kerry Taylor stepped in for Noil and threw three TD passes. Karr plays next on Friday at McDonogh.
32.

2


John Curtis (River Ridge, La.) 5-2
Six different running backs found paydirt and All-American WR Malachi Dupre went for over 100 yards in a 67-8 win against Lusher of New Orleans. Dupre made the most of his limited opportunities, catching three balls for 109 yards and one TD. The Patriots play Friday at home against De La Salle of New Orleans.
33.

2


St. Augustine (New Orleans, La.) 6-1
The Purple Knights got all they could handle from undefeated upstart Holy Cross on Saturday night, but held on for a 33-30 win. While Leonard Fournette was the workhorse all night, it was a big TD catch by WR Stanley Morgan that gave St. Augustine the lead in the waning moments. Next up on Saturday is a matchup with Archbishop Shaw of New Orleans.
34.

3


Upper St. Clair (Upper St. Clair, Pa.) 9-0
A 35-7 win over Mt. Lebanon was keyed by Trevor Morrow with 19 carries for 158 yards and two TDs. It was the team’s regular season finale. The Panthers’ next opponent will be in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs.
35.

7


Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.) 7-2
In the team’s easiest game of the year, seven different players rushed for TDs in a 79-0 win against Bonanza. The Gaels, who have lost only to FAB 50 No. 1 Booker T. Washington and No. 11 Mountain Pointe, play next on Friday against Centennial of Las Vegas.
36.

4


Bingham (South Jordan, Utah) 10-0
The Miners are now moving into the Class 5A state playoffs. They open Friday against West of Salt Lake City. In Bingham’s last regular season game, Kyle Gearig completed 13 of 18 passes for 152 yards and three TDs and ran for 105 yards on 15 carries with one TD in a 33-27 victory against Alta.
37.

1


Coatesville (Coatesville, Pa.) 9-0
Playing without QB Jordan Young, the Red Raiders still won 42-20 vs. East of West Chester. Daquan Worley rushed for two TDs and sprinted for an 82-yard punt return TD. Coatesville will try to make it 10-0 on Friday vs. Downingtown West.
38.

3


Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, Va.) 8-0
Churchie Harold threw for three TDs and ran for another as Ocean Lakes washed over Landstown 49-6. RB Brandon Simmons added a pair of TD runs. The Dolphins play next on Friday against Princess Anne of Virginia Beach.
39.

4


Maryville (Maryville, Tenn.) 9-0
The Rebels took care of business with a 51-0 over Bearden of Knoxville. They jumped out to a 31-0 halftime lead, and the backups kept it going in the second half. Bearden threatened to score late in the fourth quarter, but Drake Martin picked off a pass and took it back 95 yards for a TD. Maryville plays Friday at Farragut of Nasvhille.
40.

4


Southlake Carroll (Southlake, Texas) 7-1
A.J. Ezzard ran for 151 yards and four TDs as the Dragons cruised past Keller 52-17 last Friday night. Carroll hits the field Thursday for this week’s game at 6-2 Keller Fossil Ridge and will be only looking for treats (no tricks).
41.

4


Apopka (Apopka, Fla.) 8-1
Junior Chandler Cox passed for 181 yards and two scores with 94 yards and a TD on the ground as Apopka crushed winless Edgewater 70-0. The Blue Darters conclude the regular season Friday vs. 2-6 Orlando Olympia.
42.

7


Central Catholic (Pittsburgh, Pa.) 9-0
Coach Terry Totten was lobbying in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for FAB 50 No. 34 Upper St. Clair and not his team to be the top seed for the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs. Either way, it will be a tough road. Central Catholic ended its regular season with a 55-0 romp past Butler. Playoff seedings were to be determined Monday.
43.

NR



Cedar Hill (Cedar Hill, Texas) 6-2
Junior Damarkus Lodge caught two TD passes while the Longhorns' defense allowed just 93 yards in a 44-6 rout of now 6-2 Mansfield Timberview. Cedar Hill, which has losses only to FAB 50 No. 2 Allen and No. 4 DeSoto, also has a quality win over Denton Guyer. The Longhorns play Friday vs. Mansfield.
44.

2


DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) 8-1
Heading into their game Saturday against Archbishop Carroll of Washington D.C., the Stags are averaging 32.5 points per game on offense with senior QB John Lovett at the helm. DeMatha was idle last weekend.
45.

3


Godby (Tallahassee, Fla.) 7-1
The Cougars spotted Florida High of Tallahassee 14 points before ripping off 41 straight in a 41-21 win last Friday. J.T. Bradwell passed for 194 yards and three scores in the win. Godby is at New Smyrna Beach (3-5) in the next game on Friday.
46.

NR


Eden Prairie (Eden Prairie, Minn.) 8-0
Coach Mike Grant has built a Midwest dynasty in Eden Prairie and this year’s team could be one of his best. The Eagles kept it rolling last Friday with a 39-12 romp past Robbinsdale Armstrong. On Friday, they are expected to roll again with a game against Centennial of Circle Pines.
47.

3


Punahou (Honolulu, Hawaii) 9-0
Larry Tuileta racked up a season-high 394 yards through the air and had four TD passes as the Buff ‘N Blu beat Kamehameha of Honolulu 38-12 in the Interscholastic League of Hawaii championship. Up next is the state playoffs with seedings and pairings to be determined.
48.

NR


Central Catholic (Portland, Ore.) 9-0
The Rams wrapped up their first undefeated regular season since 2000 with a 70-20 blowout of Gresham Centennial. Senior QB Aidan Wilder led the way with five passing TDs and one rushing score. Central Catholic doesn’t play this week and will play next in the Class 6A state playoffs.
49.

NR


Serra (San Mateo, Calif.) 6-1
The alma mater of Super Bowl MVPs Tom Brady and Lynn Swann is getting very strong in the S.F. Bay Area. Serra’s only loss was by just 21-14 to FAB 50 No. 5 De La Salle. The Padres won last week 31-24 against St. Ignatius of San Francisco behind QB Matt Fa’aita, who ran 29 yards for a TD and threw TD passes of 49 and 65 yards. Serra travels Friday to play St. Francis of Mountain View.
50.

NR


Mt. Carmel (Chicago, Ill.) 8-1
The Caravan jumped out to an early 24-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back in a 59-13 triumph over Chicago Leo. RB Jaquan Buntyn ran 17 times for 201 yards in a game where Mt. Carmel held a 402-143 edge in total yards. Next up is the Class 7A state playoffs (pairings to be determined).

Dropped Out: Previous No. 22 North Gwinnett (Suwanee, Ga.); No. 28 Loyola Academy (Wilmette, Ill.); No. 29 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.); No. 39 Moeller (Cincinnati, Ohio); No. 47 Lake Zurich (Lake Zurich, Ill.).

Updated: October 28, 2013

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